Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Saturday Snapshot on a Weekday: Purgatory nº 4

Well, here is the last Infernal Picture for a while. But it is not the least, as they say. 

This is a slab of red stone (is it granite?) hung up on a blind wall in a chapel of the tiny, but very charming Cantabrian village of Barcenas (not too far from the village of Ruente, where I found Purgatory nº 3 below!) It has been chisseled into the shape of the Virgin Mary above, a saint in the middle (possible good old Saint Francis again) and the souls in a sea of flames below (quite literally: if you didn't know better you'd think they were swimming in the ocean!)

Just to assure that you can see it all, I'll post one from a different angle and with different lighting as well.

Soon we will go back to the cookblog!

1 comment:

  1. Oh to be a fly on the wall when men were standing around, wondering what to do with this stone.

    Seriously though, I love history!